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Seagate ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

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The Seagate ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance (SDA) is the HPC industry’s first scale-out secure storage system officially ICD-503 certified to consolidate multiple previously isolated systems, maintain data security, enforce security access controls, segregate data at different security levels, and provide audit trails, all in a single scale-out file system with proven linear performance and storage scalability.

Video: Inside the Raijin Supercomputer Down Under

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In this video, Questacon visits NCI to take a look at Raijin, the southern hemisphere’s first petaflop super computer. “Raijin, named after the Shinto God of thunder, lightning and storms, is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory cluster, procured with funding from the Australian Government.”

UMBC Powers Climate Research with Dell | Terascala HPC Storage

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Today Terascala announced that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) HPC Facility is using the company’s software to manage Lustre-based parallel storage.

Pearl Hacks Event to Promotes Women Programmers

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RENCI is sponsoring this year’s Pearl Hacks, a two-day event designed to encourage college and high-school age women to develop their interest in technology.

Radio Free HPC on Lenovo’s Slipup with Superfish

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While Lenovo now scrambles into Damage Control mode in the wake of the Superfish scandal, the question for our readers is: how will this affect Lenovo’s ability to sell to the U.S. Federal supercomputing market?

Students: Apply Now for Summer of HPC in Europe

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PRACE is seeking students interested in spending the summer working abroad at a European High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre.

New Algorithm for Real-Time Simulations in Materials Research

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Researchers at LBNL have have developed a new algorithm that opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. “By eliminating higher energy terms, you significantly reduce the dimension of your problem, and you can also use a bigger time step,” explained Wang, describing the key to the algorithm’s success: Solving the equations in bigger time steps reduces the computational cost and increases the speed of the simulations.

Video: HPC Transforms Students with Mentorships at SC15

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In this video, Ken Kraft from Intel describes his experiences as a participant in SC Conference Mentor-Protege program. “The SC15 conference is broadening its mission to build a strong and diverse HPC student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through professional development programs, opportunities to learn from mentors, and engagement with SC’s technical sessions.”

Nearly 200 Years after Ada, Women Becoming More Visible in Scientific Computing

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In this special guest perspective from Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie considers some initiatives to counter the widespread impression that scientific computing is solely the preserve of nerdy men.

Video: Introduction to Bridges Supercomputer at PSC

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Bridges is a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to help researchers facing challenges in Big Data to work more intuitively. Called Bridges, the new system will consist of tiered, large-shared-memory resources with nodes having 12TB, 3TB, and 128GB each, dedicated nodes for database, web, and data transfer, high-performance shared and distributed data storage, Hadoop acceleration, powerful new CPUs and GPUs, and a new, uniquely powerful interconnection network.